1980 Pontiac LeMans Station Wagon - G-T-faux (I ain't no locksmith - HELP!)

motorheadmike

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motorheadmike

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Got my parts in from O. D. Showtime (thanks again for saving my bacon!) and popped the tailgate lock into place. I also put some Strong Arm D4404 liftgate struts on in order to cut down on the concussions. No issues accessing the nitrous now.

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Next up are the door locks.

I should probably research how to do that... before I start randomly drilling things.
 

Texas82GP

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motorheadmike

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So in my quest to finish rekeying the wagon I jumped into doing the doors. I've only ever taken these apart, never a full re&re. The driver's side came apart and went together well enough.

The passenger side was full of surprises. First, the upper door panel wouldn't release from the door (so I was going in blind-ish). Second, and most importantly, after blindly popping off the lock retaining clip, I came to quickly realize the pawl (lock lever arm) was missing. It wasn't in the door (other interesting things were).

Might explain why I could never unlock the door with a key. Duh.

I knew there was some spare parts from a set of Monte doors in a box on the shelf. I found the pawl retention clip, but the 2-door pawl wasn't even close to suitable (I knew this going in).

So if anyone (O. D. Showtime) has a PS pawl for a sedan/wagon handy it would be greatly appreciated - because I don't want to dig out my spare doors from the shed to retrieve such a tiny part.
 

O. D. Showtime

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So in my quest to finish rekeying the wagon I jumped into doing the doors. I've only ever taken these apart, never a full re&re. The driver's side came apart and went together well enough.

The passenger side was full of surprises. First, the upper door panel wouldn't release from the door (so I was going in blind-ish). Second, and most importantly, after blindly popping off the lock retaining clip, I came to quickly realize the pawl (lock lever arm) was missing. It wasn't in the door (other interesting things were).

Might explain why I could never unlock the door with a key. Duh.

I knew there was some spare parts from a set of Monte doors in a box on the shelf. I found the pawl retention clip, but the 2-door pawl wasn't even close to suitable (I knew this going in).

So if anyone (O. D. Showtime) has a PS pawl for a sedan/wagon handy it would be greatly appreciated - because I don't want to dig out my spare doors from the shed to retrieve such a tiny part.

Michael...I've got nothing on hand right now...I do have the interior pretty much gutted on this Pontiac wagon so have easy access to the locks...


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We closed the trailer up for the season this last weekend so now I can get back in the yards..could go this weekend.
 
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motorheadmike

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Michael...I've got nothing on hand right now...I do have the interior pretty much gutted on this Pontiac wagon so have easy access to the locks...


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We closed the trailer up for the season this last weekend so now I can get back in the yards..could go this weekend.

When you get chance it would be appreciated.
 

motorheadmike

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Stretched it's legs to redline a few times. I really need to drive this thing more often.

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OldsCutlass

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The ongoing build thread is here: http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-h ... wagon.html

I do have some wagon specific questions/needs:

1. Does anyone know if these are correct (because the picture is clearly incorrect) window seals (and fit well) for a G-body wagon? http://www.ss396.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?S ... Code=gbody

2. Where can I source the trim around the A-pillar and drip rails (aka. the drip rail moldings)?; and

3. Is there a source for the rear hatch/tailgate weather stripping?

Thanks!

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What a BEAST!
 
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